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    Connecting the ARC team

    Day 256

    Getting Smart

    ARC’s team working in Kyangwali can feel pretty disconnected. Compared to some other settlements where we work, the location is remote. And technology and connectivity can be a real challenge at times.

    The team in Kyangwali has been doing some great work. In addition to making change every day with Changemakers 365, they are in charge of providing the protection services in the settlement of 45,000 people. On Day 256 – to show them we appreciate their hard work AND to give them a way to stay connected, we purchased 2 smart phones for the Kyangwali team to share.

    “This phone will help me take photos in the field and record voices for translation at the office,” said Filder, an ARC team member. “Basically this will improve our service delivery greatly.”

    One of the ways ARC teams stay connected across the globe is by WhatsApp. We have dozens of different groups communicating and collaborating with each other using their phones, primarily. Without a smartphone, it’s more difficult to participate in these exchanges. So members of the Kyangwali team were excited to be able to finally show up on these WhatsApp exchanges and show people what’s happening in Kyangwali and what they’re doing.

    This change made possible by Atomic Data.

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